Spelling 2-5-5

by Jennifer Overton
Presented in Partnership with Autism Nova Scotia
April- May, 2014

Simon’s mother expects him to be responsible for his autistic brother both at home and at school. When a televised spelling bee contest is announced, Simon sees his opportunity to shine. Soon though, it is discovered that Jake is a great speller in a unique way, and Simon must decide whether he can share the spotlight. Spelling 2-5-5 promotes a greater understanding of children diagnosed with autism and the issues they face at home and school.

Cast and Creative Team:
Kerry Ann Doherty – Diane
Justin Goodhand – Simon
Virgilia Griffith – Laurie
Michal Grzejszczak – Jake
Brenda Pilatzke – Stage Manager
Pablo Felices-Luna – Director
Melanie McNeill – Set and Costume Designer
James Smith – Sound Designer

Photos by Barsin Aghajan